Censeo Consulting Group at a Glance


  • "Culture, quality of life, great mix of interesting work (especially for those interested in the public/private sector interface) and low travel."
  • "Very smart, down-to-earth and hardworking colleagues—with great sense of humor and self-awareness."
  • "Early responsibility, focus on individual development, team culture."
  • "The firm fundamentally cares about its people, and about making the world a better place."


  • "Limited resources of a small firm can be difficult to new employees with limited consulting experience."
  • "Bureaucracy can sometimes get in the way of delivering the impact we'd like to achieve in client engagements, so you have to be patient."
  • "More narrow focus than many of the big-name consulting firms."
  • "Operational growing pains, low brand recognition."

The Buzz

  • "Work-life balance focused."
  • "Government."
  • "Supply chain experts."

About Censeo Consulting Group


Making sense of strategy and operations 

Censeo Consulting Group specializes in strategy and operations, with a specific focus on mission driven organizations. The firm tries to break away from the traditional consulting model by using its own business model, one that is based on three main principles: expertise and thought leadership, people and values-driven culture and tangible impact for clients. Censeo works with clients in the public, private, and non-profit sectors to dramatically improve organizational and operational performance, thereby strengthening their capacity to deliver more for every invested dollar. Depending on the client, this could translate to results from lower student tuition, improved environment, or more resources to create jobs. 


Big fish in a small pond

Censeo Consulting Group has been recognized as one of the top small consulting firms to work for. Despite competing with 70-hour-week Fortune 500 companies, Censeo marches to the beat of its own drum with office culture, limiting working hours to prevent employee burnout. The consulting world has taken notice, with accolades from The Wall Street Journal and Consulting magazine for being a great "small firm" to work for. But the real proof is in the pudding: many of its principals and managing directors come from the giants of the consulting field: companies like Bain, McKinsey, A.T. Kearney, Boston Consulting Group, and more. 


People first

It is no accident that Censeo has been honored as a great place to work. These distinctions are proof that the firm is following its people-focused consulting model, with "people" referring both to its clients and employees. The firm shifts attention to employees by taking on exciting, intellectually challenging projects, encouraging creativity and initiative, offering flexible career paths, limiting travel, keeping reasonable hours, allowing consultants to work where they choose and, of course, by offering competitive salaries and benefits. The firm is convinced that this approach will lead to both happier and more productive employees. 

One key to the firm's happy and healthy employees is its willingness not only to limit travel, but also to allow employees to work from home. All of Censeo's employees have the option to work remotely and flexible schedules are an option for all staff members.



May 2014 

Censeo and Public Spend Forum Release Study on Public Sector IT Programs

Censeo Consulting Group and Public Spend Forum released a report titled, "Billions in the Balance: Removing Barriers to Competition and Driving Innovation in the Public Sector IT Market." The study highlights the biggest challenges facing public sector IT programs, including a risk-averse "check the box" culture and a slow requirements and procurement process that lock out small and larger suppliers alike, depriving the government of much needed innovations available in the market. Read the full press release here. 


April 2014 

Censeo CEO Raj Sharma Speaks at Strategic Roundtable on Women's Leadership in South Asia

Raj Sharma, CEO of Censeo Consulting Group, joined leaders from across South Asia at a conference sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson Center International Center for Scholars. Sharma spoke about the importance of strong management practices to a well-functioning democracy. 


February 2014 

Public Spend Forum and Censeo Consulting Group Launch IT Procurement Study at Roundtable with Congressman Mike Honda and Recognized IT Experts

Public Spend Forum, a community dedicated to transforming the way the government manages procurement spending, hosted a roundtable in Silicon Valley titled, "Public Sector IT Procurement Reform: Private Sector Best Practices for Better Outcomes." The IT procurement study, titled "Improving the Procurement and Implementation of Large IT Programs in the Public Sector," is a multi-faceted effort designed to help inform policies and process improvements that can be undertaken by the federal government as well as its private sector partners. Read the full press release here.


January 2014 

Censeo Expands into Higher Education Practice; Begins with William and Mary Initiative

In January 2014 The College of William & Mary launched a multi-year business innovation project, beginning with an 11-week assessment by Censeo Consulting Group working with William & Mary teams in several business process areas, including HR, IT, facilities, procurement and finance. Read the full press release here.


October 2013 

Censeo Consulting Group Partners with Higher Achievement to Deliver Pro-bono Consulting and Mentoring Support

In keeping with its vision to deliver positive impacts for its clients, people and communities, Censeo Consulting Group has developed a strategic partnership with Higher Achievement, advising leadership on strategic planning and operational execution while its staff gains the opportunity to mentor Higher Achievement scholars. Through its after-school program and summer academic programs, Higher Achievement provides rigorous, year-round learning opportunities to young people from at-risk communities, giving them the best opportunity to succeed in middle school-and in life. Read the full press release here.


June 2013 

Censeo Adds Dr. Daniel Lee to its CIO Advisory Practice

Dr. Daniel Lee left Boston Consulting Group to join Censeo's management team in June 2013. He continues to emerge as a thought leader among CIOs as demonstrated in this 6-minute interview on FedTV. Dr. Lee co-chaired the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) Cloud Acquisition Working Group, which included facilitating working sessions with two dozen government executives and helping crystalize a set of recommendations concerning ways that government agencies acquire cloud services. As a result, Dr. Lee was asked to speak at the AFCEA Bethesda Cloud Technology Symposium as a subject matter expert on agency cloud acquisition issues. He also spoke in May 2014 at the annual FOSE conference on data visibility.


July 2013

Censeo CEO appointed to a Board position at Women in Public Service

Censeo's CEO, Raj Sharma, accepted a position to serve on the Leadership Circle as a "Champion of Change" for the Women in Public Service Project, co founded by Secretary Hillary Clinton. This position reflect Mr. Sharma's (and Censeo's) dedication to bringing about positive change.


Censeo Celebrates Its 10-year Anniversary 

In July of 2013 Censeo celebrated its 10-year anniversary. Since its inception, Censeo's goal was to build a new type of firm, one that is truly collaborative, and one that is committed to delivering tangible and measurable results. Censeo has helped its clients realize over 10X the return for every dollar spent. This has been possible because of the joint passion and commitment of its clients and Censeo employees. 

Going forward Censeo will continue to commit to help its clients reduce waste, create operational efficiencies, and improve the way it work with our supply chain partners.


July 2012

Writing the book on procurement and supply chain transformation

Censeo CEO Raj Sharma wrote a chapter in a nationally published book titled "Governing to Win: Enhancing National Competitiveness Through New Policy and Operating Approaches." Mr. Sharma's chapter focuses on his work in procurement, and provides nine recommendations for managing over 500 billion dollars spend by the U.S. Government on purchased goods and services.

Read the full press release here.


May 2012

Censeo Consulting Group Named to 2012 "Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100"

Censeo Consulting Group was named to the 2012 Supply & Demand Chain Executive (SDCE) 100 - "100 Great Supply Chain Projects." The awards recognize supply chain solution and service providers that are assisting their clients achieve supply chain excellence and prepare their supply chains for the post-recessionary return to growth.

Read the full press release here.

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Censeo Consulting Group

1331 H Street, NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 296-0601
Fax: (877) 514-4419


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Founder & CEO: Raj Sharma
  • 2014 Employees: 53

  • Employment Contact
    Visit Censeo's careers page

  • Major Departments & Practices
    CIO Advisory Services Higher Education Organizational and Operational Effectiveness Planning and Measurement Sourcing and Procurement

Major Office Locations

  • Washington, D.C. (HQ)

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